The Empire of The Great Shepherds is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Vincent Doggts with an even hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, complete lack of prisons, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate population of 1.874 billion Great Shepherds are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.
The large, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Healthcare, and Industry are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Brenna. The average income tax rate is 74.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The frighteningly efficient Great Shepherd economy, worth 220 trillion orens a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 117,854 orens, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Dynamite sales and concert audiences are booming, the government has an entire department dedicated to staring at microscopes and writing down letters, political parties are banned from advertising and receiving private donations, and carbon-footprint restrictions are making businesses walk. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. The Great Shepherds's national animal is the german shepherd, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : The Great Shepherds was endorsed by The Free Land of Transhumanist Anarchical Union.
- : Following new legislation in The Great Shepherds, carbon-footprint restrictions are making businesses walk.
- : The Great Shepherds endorsed The Empire of Ostrinios.
- : The Great Shepherds endorsed The Roman Empire of Diodone.
- : The Great Shepherds endorsed The Herrlich Opperheerschappij of Victoriaans Nederlands.
- : The Great Shepherds endorsed The Grand Duchy of Lamexanope.
- : The Great Shepherds endorsed The Rogue Nation of ZimRobwe.
- : The Great Shepherds endorsed The Free Land of Coemgen.
- : The Great Shepherds endorsed The United Kingdom of Kizja.
- : The Great Shepherds endorsed The Community of Anima Proxa.
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